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By Brandon Fields

For years, Alley has conducted one-on-one, moderated usability tests of our websites- but always with adults. Recently, we conducted a series of testing sessions with children, ages 7–12. To get the best possible answers and responses, we approached our work differently and more creatively. …

by John Ragozzine

I love how Scrum emphasizes the idea of continuous improvement. Every sprint, we hold a Retrospective, looking back at what went well (so we can do more of that) and what was a challenge (so we can avoid it in the future). The notion that we are…

by Sarah Rose Belok

Employees crave feedback- they want to know how they’re doing at their job and what it will take to progress in their career. But while the field of professional performance management is saturated with research about common frameworks, innovation is sparse. As an agency that aligns…

By Brandon Fields and Christina Deemer

Headless sites built off of WordPress are a growing presence on the web, used for their ability to take the best parts of two different technologies. …

by Tim Schwartz

In 2020 there were a tremendous number of tips that came to newsrooms directly from whistleblowers. From the FinCen files, Trump’s taxes, continued revelations of sexual harrasment, discrimination and unequitable treatment within organizations, and many in the healthcare fields speaking up. …

by Renato Alves

WordPress is going through some fantastic changes right now. Over the past few years, we are seeing a move to a better editing experience with the block editor, aka, Gutenberg. An improvement in development experience in the PHP side, and after the REST API landed in the…

by Austin Smith

Accessibility is a topic close to our hearts here at Alley as a matter not of technical compliance but of inclusive product design. …

by Rebecca Viser

Recently, Jeff Stanger wrote a post on vetting a web firm, after seeing non-profit site managers bemoan the pain that can be caused by a bad site build.

While it is crucial to hire a good web development firm, there are also some steps that you can…

by Sarah Rose Belok

I am proud to share the work of my colleagues Max MacMillan and Michael Muniz who exemplify our employee-driven momentum and commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at Alley. In collaboration, they designed and led a company-wide Equity Challenge over 21 days…

by Jeff Stanger

Alley works every day with some of the largest and most prestigious non-profit publishers in the world, including prominent research organizations, foundations, academic institutions, and government agencies. …

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